Trying it on

Kath came yesterday after work to try the dress on prior to hemming.
It’s a pretty good fit, and she absolutely loves the fabric.

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Kath in dress - back

There is still something not qute right around the armscye/upper bust area, and we have decided it needs a small dart at either side to take in this loose fabric, otherwise there’s gapping.
Annoying, because the bodice is fully lined, so there’s no easy way to do it, without detaching the skirt again.
The pattern has no bust darts or shaping whatsoever, and that is a big flaw in my book. I also thought the instructions were very poor.
Although the finished item looks quite pretty, I definitely won’t be sewing this again. I will have a ceremonial bonfire with the pattern booklet.

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